slip carriage
slip carriage slip carriage, slip coach slip coach . a railway car at the end of the train; it can be detached without stopping the train. [British]

Syn: slip coach [WordNet 1.5]


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  • slip-carriage — slipˈ carriage or slip coach noun A railway carriage that can be left behind without stopping the train • • • Main Entry: ↑slip …   Useful english dictionary

  • Slip carriage — Ein slip carriage oder slip coach ist ein Personenwagen, der während der Fahrt vom Zug abgekuppelt und im nächsten Bahnhof angehalten wird. In Europa kamen slip carriages nur in Großbritannien zum Einsatz. Die dortigen Eisenbahngesellschaften… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • slip carriage — noun a railway car at the end of the train; it can be detached without stopping the train • Syn: ↑slip coach • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • slip carriage — (also slip coach) noun Brit. historical a railway carriage on an express which could be detached so as to come to rest at a station where the main part of the train did not stop …   English new terms dictionary

  • slip carriage — Brit. a railway car detached from a moving train as it passes through a station. Also called slip coach. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • slip coach — slip carriage slip carriage, slip coach slip coach . a railway car at the end of the train; it can be detached without stopping the train. [British] Syn: slip coach [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slip-coach — slipˈ carriage or slip coach noun A railway carriage that can be left behind without stopping the train • • • Main Entry: ↑slip …   Useful english dictionary

  • slip — 1. v. & n. v. (slipped, slipping) 1 intr. slide unintentionally esp. for a short distance; lose one s footing or balance or place by unintended sliding. 2 intr. go or move with a sliding motion (as the door closes the catch slips into place;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Slip coach — Ein slip carriage oder slip coach ist ein Personenwagen, der während der Fahrt vom Zug abgekuppelt und im nächsten Bahnhof angehalten wird. In Europa kamen slip carriages nur in Großbritannien zum Einsatz. Die dortigen Eisenbahngesellschaften… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • slip coach — noun a railway car at the end of the train; it can be detached without stopping the train • Syn: ↑slip carriage • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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